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Tropical Heat

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Tropical Heat

Fred Carver Mystery Series, Book 1
by John Lutz
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Forced into early retirement by a bullet to the knee, ex-cop Fred Carver undertakes a missing persons case that quickly places him in mortal danger

When the criminal's bullet shattered his knee, Fred Carver's colleagues called him lucky. Between his pension and the insurance check, they said, he had a nice, easy retirement to look forward to. But Fred Carver would rather have his knee. His career finished, his marriage over, he takes a halfhearted stab at private detective work, and is already sick of it by the time he meets Edwina Talbot, a beautiful woman who wants him to find her dead lover.

Of course, Edwina doesn't believe her lover is actually dead. Every piece of evidence at the crime scene pointed to suicide, but as far a she's concerned her man is just missing and Fred Carver is going to bring him back. Carver wants nothing to do with it, but he can't say no to a little adventure. Some men just aren't built for taking it easy.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. 

Forced into early retirement by a bullet to the knee, ex-cop Fred Carver undertakes a missing persons case that quickly places him in mortal danger

When the criminal's bullet shattered his knee, Fred Carver's colleagues called him lucky. Between his pension and the insurance check, they said, he had a nice, easy retirement to look forward to. But Fred Carver would rather have his knee. His career finished, his marriage over, he takes a halfhearted stab at private detective work, and is already sick of it by the time he meets Edwina Talbot, a beautiful woman who wants him to find her dead lover.

Of course, Edwina doesn't believe her lover is actually dead. Every piece of evidence at the crime scene pointed to suicide, but as far a she's concerned her man is just missing and Fred Carver is going to bring him back. Carver wants nothing to do with it, but he can't say no to a little adventure. Some men just aren't built for taking it easy.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. 

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  • For over forty years, John Lutz (b. 1939) has been one of the premier voices in contemporary hard-boiled fiction, producing dozens of novels and over 250 short stories. His earliest success came with the Alo Nudger series, set in his hometown of St. Louis. Tropical Heat introduced Fred Carver, a Florida detective whom Lutz followed in ten novels. More recently, he has produced five books in the Frank Quinn serial killer series. Lutz is a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, and his many honors include lifetime achievement awards from the Short Mystery Fiction Society and the Private Eye Writers of America. He lives in St. Louis.

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